Presentation: Plan an Accessible Tuscany Vacation in 5 Steps
A trip to Tuscany is quite different than planning a trip to a big city like Rome or Paris.
A trip to Tuscany is quite different than planning a trip to a big city like Rome or Paris.
The Accessible Tuscany Guided Tour of Montepulciano and Pienza gives you a little taste of every aspect of Tuscany…a medieval hill town, Renaissance architecture, Italian history, Tuscan landscapes, and wine tasting.
When people ask me what my favorite cities are in Europe, I always include Barcelona in my list. The history of the city goes back to Roman times (you can view accessible underground ruins), and it is home to some of the top 20th century architecture.
Getting around Barcelona in a wheelchair is easier than many European cities. During your visit to Barcelona, you will use a combination of accessible public buses, accessible bus tours, wheelchair accessible taxis, and walking/rolling on the sidewalks.
If you have already been to Italy and loved it (who doesn’t?), then you can easily spend a week visiting accessible destinations in Tuscany.
While it still has its challenges, Barcelona disabled access is better than most cities in Europe.
Barcelona cruise port disabled access is quite good with step-free access including ramps and elevators to get onto the cruise ships.
Florence accessible van rental makes it easy for disabled travelers to see the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
We take the guess work out of planning an accessible vacation in Barcelona! Our first-hand familiarity with Barcelona accessibility ensures that you have everything you need during your trip!
This is hands down one of the most unique accessible activities in Europe. You can’t miss it!
Having an accessible visit to Barcelona is not the same thing as having an accessible vacation in Barcelona!
Barcelona has plenty for wheelchair visitors to see and do. In fact, travelers visiting multiple cities will probably find that Barcelona is the easiest stop on their trip!
Tuscan cuisine is world famous. While you’re visiting Tuscany, why not learn cooking techniques from a local instructor?
One of the most cobblestone-free medieval quarters – Many European cities are built around a medieval city center, and Barcelona is no exception.
This full-day accessible cruise excursion of Messina features breathtaking views of the coast and wheelchair accessible transportation. Begin your Best of Messina Accessible Cruise Excursion when your guide and driver pick you up from the cruise terminal in an accessible van with a wheelchair ramp. You will then drive to the city of Messina and […]
This 6 hour accessible Provence shore excursion visits an accessible beach in Cassis, an accessible winery, and includes a boat tour of the picturesque Calanques.
Sit back and enjoy this 5-hour panoramic accessible shore excursion that includes spectacular views of Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic! Your Dubrovnik accessible shore excursion features round-trip transfers in a wheelchair accessible van and visits the ancient city walls, Rector’s Palace, and walking/rolling down the Placa Thoroughfare (Stradun).
This accessible day trip from London is notable because accessible transportation is provided by a scenic boat trip on the Thames River.
Experience thousands of years of well-preserved history through artifacts and architecture on one of these top accessible vacations to Ancient Civilizations!
This 8-hour accessible guided tour of Provence visits Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, the beaches of Cassis, and a winery by wheelchair accessible van!
These top 5 accessible Venice cruise vacations visit a variety of exciting destinations you won’t want to miss, including France, Spain and Greece!
Fifty miles north of London on the River Cam lies the town of Cambridge, home to one of the top universities in the world. Since 1209, impressive university buildings have been constructed here offering disabled tourists plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
This 75 minute Amsterdam accessible canal tour gives you a unique view of the city and provides informative, entertaining commentary on 800 years of history!
Twelve kilometers of exhibit halls and numerous hidden elevators make visiting the Louvre in a wheelchair challenging. This 2.5 hour accessible Louvre tour uses elevators and smartly-designed accessible tour routes to visit all the highlights of the Louvre.
Wheelchair accessible water taxis in Venice comfortably transport disabled passengers between the Venice cruise terminal, the Venice airport, and the Venice Santa Lucia train station. Venice wheelchair accessible water taxis have a hydraulic lift where most of the normal water taxis have steps. The boat drivers are also trained to assist passengers with disabilities.
These 6 accessible Florence guided tours follow step-free routes, include a licensed guide, and visit sites like the Duomo, Pitti Palace, Uffizi Gallery, and more! Florence is a beautiful city known for its rich cultural history and famous art museums, and traveling to Florence with a disability does not have to be difficult.
The Highlights of St Petersburg Accessible Shore Excursion gives you the opportunity to see all the main sights and attractions in 3 days! You will experience the magnificent royal palaces, the great museums and the monumental cathedrals. Experience the grandeur of the imperial residences and learn from your professionally licensed tour guide about Orthodox traditions, […]
One of the most ornate and impressive palaces in Europe, the Chateau de Versailles is highlight for many people who visit Paris. And if the palace weren’t enough, the gardens behind it might even be more impressive!
Don’t just take our word for it! Listen to what our clients have to say about our accessible travel services… London Accessible Travel Packages My experience was wholly positive and the trip was highly therapeutic and enjoyable for me. I want to thank you once again for all you have done for me. Pick up/drop […]
I wanted to thank you for all your help with our trip to Istanbul. We had a great time and everything went smoothly. The location of the hotel was perfect, short walking distance to attractions and restaurants. We will definitely contact you again for our next trip. Thanks again, -Nelson Family
Dear Danielle Thank you once again for organising my recent trip to Edinburgh. It was very enjoyable and was helped considerably by the fact that Ireland won the match and, consequently, the 6 Nations Championship. The hotel was excellent and the shower and bathroom facilities were perfectly accessible. The room was fairly cramped with perhaps […]
The Left Bank was home to some of the greatest authors and artists in history: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and more. During this 2.5 hour accessible Paris guided tour, you’ll explore the Left Bank as well as the Ile de la Cité island in the middle of the Seine River, […]
Hundreds of years of royal history, stories, and gossip are covered during this London accessible guided tour. Royal palaces, royal parks, and royal monuments provide a background for a wheelchair accessible walk through history. Senior and disabled visitors to London who are interested in English and British Royalty will love the Royal London Accessible Guided […]
If you’re going to take a day trip from Paris, why not visit both Versailles and Giverny? Comfortable private wheelchair accessible transportation will bring you between the various sites on this Paris accessible driving tour. Guided tours and entrance tickets at both Versailles palace and the Giverny gardens are included.
These 3 to 4 week Accessible Grand European Vacations visit several cities and follow a comfortable, stress-free itinerary! Whether you’re interested in hitting the highlights of Europe, adding in some small towns, or focusing on North or South Europe, Sage Traveling will help you design your ideal Grand European accessible vacation!
Medieval Paris was centered around the Latin Quarter, and this Paris accessible walking tour brings you hundreds of years into the past. The tour starts at one of the most important structures from this time, the 800 year old Notre Dame Cathedral.
This is hands down one of the most unique accessible activities in Europe. You can’t miss it! The Accessible Private Sightseeing Flight over Tuscany allows you to see mountains, valleys, and villages from the sky. We’re not talking about viewing the ground from 30,000 feet…you will be around 1200 feet where you can see everything!
The Accessible Food Tour in Siena Italy uses wheelchair accessible routes to visit 5 Siena restaurants for a 5 course meal. Yum! During the tour, your guide will lead you along wheelchair accessible routes to travel between each of the restaurants. You will encounter some cobblestones but no steps and none of the steep Siena […]
If you’re only going to stay in a single town in Tuscany, the centrally-located town of Siena would be a great choice for many mobility-impaired travelers. This 5 star wheelchair accessible Siena hotel contains a roll-in shower and is conveniently located on a flat street in central Siena. There are 3 accessible rooms and the […]
If you’re looking to stay in a charming, centrally-located, wheelchair friendly village during your Tuscany vacation, this luxury accessible southern Tuscany hotel won’t disappoint you! The hotel has a step-free entrance and an elevator to reach the accessible rooms. There are only a few rooms in this luxury accessible Tuscan hotel, and one of the […]
With visits to two Chianti wineries, three villages, and the impressive medieval walled town of Monteriggioni, the Accessible Driving Tour of Chianti Wineries and Villages will leave you with memories and photographs to last a lifetime. During this accessible Chianti tour, you will learn about the long war between the Florentines and the Sienese and […]
This accessible hamlet is an all-in-one. Located in the rolling hills of Chianti, this accessible Tuscany winery also has three accessible hotel suites, accessible wine tasting, two restaurants, and a pool. You might never want to leave! Founded in the 8th century, this small village still contains historic buildings like the church and schoolhouse. The […]
Conveniently located on the road that connects the villages of Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Pienza, this 1000 year old farm is home to an accessible Tuscany villa with a roll-in shower. A cypress-lined driveway (shown on the left) leads to the property which overlooks Tuscan farms and wineries. A step-free path leads down to the pool […]
Tuscan cuisine is world famous. While you’re visiting Tuscany, why not learn cooking techniques from a local instructor? The Accessible Italian Cooking Class in Tuscany is held on a small farm using ingredients gathered locally. The chef will instruct you in preparing 4 to 5 courses…one or two appetizers, a pasta dish, a meat dish, […]
If you have already been to Italy and loved it (who doesn’t?), then you can easily spend a week visiting accessible destinations in Tuscany. Tuscany disabled access presents different challenges than other major Italian cities. In Rome you might deal with long distances and few accessible transportation options, and in Venice you might deal with […]
Enjoying Tuscany is all about experiences…and accessible experiences are our specialty! One of our accessible travel consultants will work with you to design your ideal Tuscany vacation. Our accessible Tuscany vacation packages allow you to enjoy the Tuscany experiences you’ve always read about or just seen on TV.
This full day cruise excursion from Toulon visits Aix-en-Provence and Cassis and includes round-trip wheelchair accessible transfers. If your accessible cruise stops in the port of Toulon, this 8-hour accessible shore excursion is a great way to see the surrounding countryside, visit the city of Aix, and stop in the small fishing village of Cassis […]
If your accessible cruise vacation stops in Marseilles or Toulon, choose from 7 accessible guided tours that visit Aix, Cassis, Avignon, Arles, and more! Round-trip wheelchair accessible transfers from the cruise terminal are available and each accessible tour includes a step-free route. Marseilles is situated in the South of France on the Mediterranean, which makes […]
Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, Pont Neuf, the Champs-Elysées, and more….disabled and senior visitors will see all the highlights on this Paris accessible driving tour Transportation is via a private vehicle with a wheelchair ramp, and an English speaking driver provides commentary for each of the sights on this 3 hour driving tour.
Treat yourself to a relaxing luxury accessible Mediterranean cruise! Travelers looking for first class amenities will love being aboard the Crystal Serenity cruise ship. Home to some of the best cuisine you will find anywhere (think celebrity chefs and Michelin stars), sommeliers offering exquisite wines, and world-class service, Crystal Cruises regularly receives the top travel […]
Although Athens doesn’t have as many accessible cruises as Venice, Rome, or Barcelona, there are still some great options that disabled and senior cruisers should consider! Our Top 6 Accessible Cruises from Athens are described below and include an accessible cruise through the Eastern Mediterranean, an accessible cruise to Egypt, and an accessible cruise to […]
Visit the Great Pyramids, see the mysterious Sphinx, shop in a traditional Egyptian bazaar—anything is possible on an accessible tour or cruise excursion in Egypt! Accessible cruise excursions and tours in Egypt can be started from either Port Said or Alexandria, depending on which port you are sailing into. Round-trip transfers from the cruise terminal […]
Venice has more wheelchair accessible cruise itineraries than any other Mediterranean port. While we only identified 6 top-notch accessible Barcelona cruises and 9 accessible Rome cruises, we created a list of 11 Accessible Venice Cruises.
Windsor Castle has roots going back a thousand years and was expanded significantly during Tudor and Stuart times. It is the longest occupied palace in Europe and the present monarch’s weekend residence of choice. During this accessible London driving tour you can visit St. George’s Chapel and the “Long Walk”. A visit to the ancient […]
Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in Europe, and I have handpicked 3 of the best accessible Barcelona cruise vacations to share with you here. Barcelona accessible cruise vacations visit several popular southern European cities such a Rome, Athens, and Istanbul as well as other lesser-known hidden gems of the Mediterranean like Toulon, Mykonos, […]
When most people think about visiting Italy, they think of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. Few people think about visiting Genoa, but there really is so much Italian culture and medieval history to experience here, you don’t want to miss it! John Sage has personally selected these four accessible guided tours and excursions in Genoa […]
This London accessible driving tour spans the 2000 years and 3 miles between the Tower of London and the Royal Wedding at Westminster Abbey. You’ll see all the highlights in one accessible driving tour! Your driver/guide will use a wheelchair accessible vehicle to comfortably drive you between attractions. We recommend taking this private London accessible […]
Accessible travel in Sicily is easy with the help of Sage Traveling! We have handpicked 7 accessible Sicily cruise excursions that are available from 5 different ports! These wheelchair accessible shore excursions of Sicily include an officially-certified, English speaking guide as well as round-trip transportation in a wheelchair accessible van.
An accessible vacation in London or Paris is a great way to experience Europe whether you are a first time or experienced traveler. London and Paris both have so much to offer that you won’t want to visit just once! Famous museums, landmarks, and works of art abound, not to mention the unique cultures, cuisines, […]
An accessible London boat cruise on the Thames River is one of the most relaxing and unique ways to see the city. Sights include Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Part of the Royal Caribbean family, Azamara Cruises offers several excellent accessible cruises in Europe. These luxury accessible Azamara cruises are small ships that place a premium on high quality service.
The Greek Island of Santorini (officially, Thira) has some of the most beautiful, iconic Greek scenery you will ever see. Choose one of these wheelchair accessible Santorini shore excursions that includes a step-free route or uses a wheelchair accessible van. The full day accessible shore excursion visits several villages and the archaeological museum.
Discover rich history and breathtaking scenery on one of these top 5 accessible vacations in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Denmark. Plenty of English-speakers, excellent accessibility, and some of the happiest people in the world make these countries an obvious choice when planning a European destination. The flat terrain in Northern Europe will be a welcome […]
Amsterdam wheelchair accessible travel has obstacles like cobblestones and steep bridges, but is entirely possible. Follow these tips and you’ll have an easier time during your trip. Of course if you’d like assistance planning your trip and a reliable expert to call in case of an emergency, our Amsterdam accessible travel consultants are available to […]
Having just returned from Paris and thoroughly enjoyed our River tour and meal on Boat Dinner tour, I feel I must write to you to praise both your Company and Staff, – Donna and Danielle, for their efforts in ensuring that it was faultless and exactly as described in your brochure. I know I […]
Emily’s purse was stolen with our passports and credit cards in Delft so we had to rejuggle our travel plans and return to Amsterdam to get new passports, and then our return flight from Paris was cancelled due to the Air France strike. Our advice: get travel insurance (they really helped out when the flight […]
A quick note to let you know our tour guide in Barcelona was wonderful. She was there dead on the dot and was extremely helpful. -Grant, Manual WC user, New Zealand View All Client Feedback
Dear Leah, We are back home – tired from the long flight but it was a wonderful trip. Weather chilly and more rain than we wished but loved being with our two daughters and son-in-law. All of the reservations that you made for us in Amsterdam worked out perfectly ! Having you plan the logistics […]
Visit the ancient site of the original Olympic games by wheelchair accessible van on this 8-hour accessible Olympia shore excursion from Katakolon, Greece. If you are interested in ancient Greek ruins, then this accessible Katakolon shore excursion is for you! The archeological site you will visit on this tour includes the stadium (with start and […]
Although there aren’t many cruises that depart from Istanbul, there are still some great accessible cruise options. Istanbul accessible cruises allow the opportunity to see this magnificent ancient city as well as visit other ancient destinations like Israel, Egypt, and Rome.
Barcelona has plenty for wheelchair visitors to see and do. In fact, travelers visiting multiple cities will probably find that Barcelona is the easiest stop on their trip! Nevertheless, these 10 Barcelona Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips will help you to have an even easier time in Barcelona.
Rome is one of the best cities from which to start your accessible Mediterranean cruise, because you can easily spend 3 or 4 days beforehand visiting this fascinating city. If you start your cruise elsewhere, you’ll only have about 8 hours to visit Rome…not enough time at all!
Travel insurance covers you for the many unexpected events that can occur before or during your trip. It covers both disabled travelers and able-bodied travelers.
While some people have a long list of must-visit destinations, many disabled and senior travelers that I’ve heard from aren’t aware of the many European accessible vacation options that are out there. I have spent a lot of time traveling in Europe in my wheelchair, and I put together this list of 50 Awesome Accessible […]
Choosing an accessible Barcelona cruise with accessible shore excursions can be extremely difficult. Just try calling the shore excursions department of any cruise line, and the first thing that will come out of their mouth is “Europe doesn’t have the Americans with Disabilities Act”!
Crystal cruises consistently receive awards as the most luxurious cruise line in the world…you’re in for a real treat on this cruise! All of the Top 14 Accessible Crystal Cruises listed on this page sail on the Crystal Serenity cruise ship. It was built in 2003 and has a passenger capacity of 1070.
Each summer, Disney sends one cruise ship to Europe to conduct several Mediterranean sailings. The accessible Disney cruises start and finish in either Barcelona or Venice, and include 7 night itineraries, 9 night itineraries, and 12 night itineraries. The 7 night Western Mediterranean cruise is the most common itinerary.
An accessible Baltic cruise from Denmark, Germany, or the Netherlands is an excellent way to see Northern Europe and its captivating cities and landscapes.
After visiting 80+ European cities in my wheelchair, I can tell you that there are many accessibility challenges but they can all be overcome! By utilizing our intimate knowledge of European port accessibility, the accessible travel consultants at Sage Traveling make your trip easier than you ever thought was possible!
Disabled access in Amsterdam is better than other bridged cities like Venice, but still presents accessibility challenges like the sometimes inaccessible trams. Cobblestones and stairs to enter restaurants or reach bathrooms will also present challenges for disabled visitors.
Hi Donna, We have now returned from an absolutely amazing trip – largely due to the excellent arrangements made by Sage Traveling! All the drivers and guides arrived timeously and were always most polite, friendly and helpful. This took away from us all the stress of planning accessible transport and accessible routes into scenic sites. I […]
The half-day Highlights of Ephesus Accessible Guided Tour uses a wheelchair accessible van to bring you from the Kusadasi or Izmir cruise port to the Ephesus ruins.
Disabled visitors to Barcelona have several fully accessible Barcelona tours to choose from. Half-day wheelchair accessible walking tours are available to experience the old history of Barcelona…from its founding as a Roman city through medieval times. A half-day accessible driving tour allows you to see the modern side of Barcelona including the world famous Gaudi […]
You have truly been amazing, my mother & I thank you from the bottom of out hearts she would have never been able to see Italy without your help and it’s something she has wanted to do her whole life so thank you thank you thank you !!! Thank you, -Gina New Jersey, USARented scooters in […]
Dear Danielle, You were so right about the hotel in Bruges! It’s just lovely! We love it and Bruges. Thanks for all your wonderful planning and for making it all possible. Hope all is well with you. Thanks, Patricia Manual wheelchair user Washington DC ++++++++++++++++ Hi Leah and Danielle, Just wanted to say a huge […]
The full-day Accessible Ephesus Cruise Excursion from Kusadasi or Izmir visits the same sites as the half-day tour, but it also adds the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John.
Travelers who have previously visited Athens, and those who have seen enough ruins and museums, will love this Greek Cuisine Accessible Athens Guided Tour. Your tour guide will escort you through a variety of authentic Greek life experiences including food markets, taverns, and restaurants. The entire tour route is step-free.
Accessible Art Museums in Europe – For both able-bodied and disabled travelers alike, art museums are some of the top attractions that Europe has to offer. Art from medieval times and the Renaissance were born here, and art movements like baroque, impressionism and post-impressionism all flourished in Europe. From Michelangelo, to Monet, to Van Gogh, […]
Accessible Venice tours are available for disabled travelers who want to visit all the major sites including St. Mark’s Piazza, St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, the Ca Rezzonico Museum and the Grand Canal.
Although Holland America has some old ships sailing in the Mediterranean, there are still some great cruise options for disabled cruisers. The key is to choose the correct itinerary on the correct ship. This article will tell you what you need to know!
Experienced travelers know that there’s a difference between being in Venice and truly experiencing Venice. This Venice disabled cruise excursion allows you to truly experience Venice.
There are some important considerations to take into account when choosing an accessible travel agent. This is because many travel agents will claim to specialize in accessible travel but they actually don’t. In reality, they are normal travel agents that find an “accessible” hotel and charge you a big fee.
The Top 14 Accessible Princess Cruises in the Mediterranean contain a mix of sailings on the new Regal Princess ship and the older, smaller Ocean Princess ship.
Although Norwegian is not as accessible as other cruise lines, we were still able to pick the Top 11 Accessible Cruises by Norwegian in the Mediterranean. When evaluating accessibility on Norwegian Cruise Line using the top criteria for selecting an accessible cruise, NCL’s main problem is that it has few accessible shore excursion options in […]
Paris Disabled Access – Many disabled travelers think Paris is not wheelchair friendly, but that isn’t totally true. Nearly all of Paris’ accessibility challenges can be overcome if you know how to get around the various barriers. Do your homework beforehand (with our help), and your wheelchair accessible travel to Paris will be a great trip!
While it still has its challenges, Barcelona disabled access is better than most cities in Europe. Consequently, I gave it a 5 Star Sage Accessibility Rating which is my highest rating. With the right amount of planning, any disabled or senior traveler can enjoy the magnificent sights in Barcelona. This page will give you an idea of […]
If you have been wanting to travel to Florence, but were afraid because you’d like to avoid poor accessibility hotels… our disabled travel experts have taken the guesswork out of planning your next vacation.
These accessible Paris tours provide disabled and senior visitors with memories they will cherish long after the vacation is done. Boat cruises on the Seine River, wheelchair accessible Paris driving tours, and accessible historic Paris walking tours mean that there’s something for everyone.
Finding accessible Paris hotels has historically been a challenge because accessibility descriptions on hotel websites are often vague and self-promoting. Even worse, some are just flat out wrong. Many times a hotel with a step at the entrance or an elevator too narrow for a wheelchair will be described as an accessible Paris hotel.
Rome accessible tours are available for all the major sights including the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Wheelchair users and other disabled visitors to Rome have a variety of options to choose from including group walking tours, private walking tours, and driving tours. Rome accessible tours run at various times of day and […]
Disabled visitors to London have numerous options for accessible London tours including accessible walking/rolling tours, accessible driving tours, accessible boat tours, and accessible train tours to nearby cities. All tours include step-free tour routes, and many include transportation by private vehicles with wheelchair ramps.
As a wheelchair traveler, I know how difficult it can be to find truly accessible London hotels. And it’s even more difficult to find out accessibility details about the surrounding neighborhood.
At Sage Traveling, we want you to have the best accessible Italy vacation possible! That’s why we have conducted countless hours of research on Italy wheelchair travel. We have personally inspected accessible Italy hotels and offer numerous accessible Italy tours and personalized trip planning services including our famous Sage Accessibility Guides!
The full-day Accessible Ephesus Cruise Excursion from Kusadasi or Izmir visits the same sites as the half-day tour, but it also adds the House of the Virgin Mary and the Basilica of St. John.
It was a seamless experience, wheelchair arrived exactly on time, was lightweight and comfortable. Highly recommended. Thanks, -Mark Florida, USARented wheelchair for his elderly mother +++++++++++ Thanks so much for helping us out with the wheelchair rental in Paris. Above all else it provided Richard with a safe & comfortable perch during a long […]
Hi Danielle, Just a note to thank you for arranging the hire of the wheelchair in Bruges. Without it we would not have been able to return to a city we have loved very much over the years. I thought you might like to see these photos to see that we did actually make it! […]
Hello Danielle 🙂 Well we are all home safe and sound and really missing Brugge 🙁 The holiday was excellent, everything that we wanted and then more! The hotel was outstanding! Sis and I just stood in our room with our jaws hitting the floor, it was wonderful to wake up in such beautiful surroundings […]
Athens was under Christian Byzantine rule for over a thousand years, and this Athens handicapped accessible tour visits the sights that many visitors overlook.
This 5 hour Athens accessible cruise excursion has some of the least amount of walking of all of our accessible tours in Athens.
Disabled access in Istanbul is the result of the long history of the city, the topography, and the current building codes. People have been living in this location for over 2500 years, and many streets and buildings date back several centuries long before there were building codes for disabled access in Istanbul.
The Athens City and Acropolis Accessible Group Walking Tour visits the main sights in Athens and is particularly affordable for only one or two disabled visitors.
If you’re looking for an easy, scenic shore excursion from Piraeus cruise port, this wheelchair accessible tour is for you. This half-day accessible Athens shore excursion drives along the scenic Aegean coast to the Temple of Poseidon ruins located on the southernmost tip of the Attica Peninsula.
London Disabled Access is very good compared to other European cities making it one of the best destinations in Europe for disabled tourists. Getting around London in a wheelchair is easy compared to other popular destinations such as Paris and Rome, primarily because every taxi in London has a wheelchair ramp.
Dublin Disabled Access-Dublin welcomes visitors with historical sites, enticing pubs, and some of the friendliest people anywhere.It makes for a popular destination by itself or as a starting point for a trip around Ireland to places such as Galway, Cork, and Belfast.
Handicapped Travel to Istanbul is complicated by the difficulties disabled travelers encounter when researching and planning the trip. The best accessible trips are well planned and full of great accessible sightseeing activities.
Top 10 Europe Handicapped Travel Tips are based on experiences from traveling with wheelchair to over 80 cities in Europe and planning countless trips for other disabled travelers.
There are several excellent accessible tours and cruise excursions available to disabled visitors in Amsterdam. Visit Amsterdam for most beautiful places at holy land.
Disabled travelers in Bruges have many different options available to them when it comes to planning their trip. We have chosen the best 4 tours that include a licensed guide and stress-free sightseeing in this beautiful “fairy tale” town.
Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the Sea of Galilee on your accessible Israel vacation! These 6 wheelchair accessible Israel cruise excursions visit sites like the Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, and Mount of Olives and include step-free routes.
Visit the “Pearl of the Adriatic” on the Croatian coast one of these accessible Dubrovnik tours and cruise excursions. If you’re arriving at the cruise terminal in Dubrovnik, we have handpicked cruise excursions that include round-trip transfers from the cruise port in a wheelchair accessible van or low vehicle.
Although finding accessible cruise excursions can be difficult in many ports, our Mediterranean accessible cruise excursions are proven to be accessible. Dozens of accessible cruise excursion options are listed on the following pages, and each has been confirmed as fully accessible for disabled cruise passengers.
There are three international airports: Tegel, Schönefeld, and Templehof, all of which are options for accessible travel to Berlin.
The German Resistance Memorial is located in the building where the Valkyrie plot to assassinate Hitler was planned, and the courtyard is the location where the conspirators were executed. There is a single step at the entrance to the building. Sixty percent of the exhibits are accessible by a 71 cm wide elevator, and the […]
Berlin disabled access is quite good, similar to other European cities that were heavily bombed in World War II. There are much fewer cobblestone streets or 100 year old buildings used for hotels and museums than you will find in Paris or Rome. Additionally, public transportation such as busses and subways provide good Berlin disabled […]
Bruges Handicapped Accessible Hotels – Often hotels will claim to be accessible without meeting the very basic needs of all disabled travelers. The disabled travel experts at Sage Traveling have personally visited all of the centrally-located handicapped accessible hotels in Bruges to evaluate their handicapped access. We can vouch for their accessibility and can ensure […]
Handicapped Travel to Athens offers numerous sightseeing opportunities that can be tackled in a number of ways. Stick to these 8 Keys to Success to ensure that your trip to Athens is great accessible experience. Here is a nice presentation on 8 keys to success for handicapped travel to Athens
Athens accessible tours are a great way for our disabled cruise passengers to visit the capital city of Greece and the world-class structures that have built here over thousands of years. A full day excursion in Athens will be one of the most memorable excursions on your cruise!All the Athens accessible excursions offer step-free routes. […]
This accessible Nice walking tour can begin from the Nice cruise dock or your accessible hotel in downtown Nice. During your half-day walking tour you’ll stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais boulevard that runs along the ocean.
Europe disabled cruises are much easier and much more enjoyable if you know what you’re doing. Disabled cruise passengers who arrive in the wheelchair accessible Piraeus cruise port have multiple options to travel into Athens. With a full day in port, Piraeus disabled cruise passengers will be able to see many of Athens’ top attractions.
This half-day accessible Monte Carlo walking tour uses step-free walking/rolling routes between the Monte Carlo cruise dock and the sights perched high overhead on Le Roc. This is our cheapest tour from the Monaco Cruise Dock!
Disabled travel insurance protects your health and your monetary investment in your vacation. Our disabled travel specialists are on-call to help with problems during your trip. Protect your health, your financial investment, and your vacation. Contact our accessible travel specialists today! Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers from Sage Traveling
Disabled visitors to Rome have several fully accessible Rome tours to choose from. Sage Traveling will help you. This accessible Rome cruise excursion is your best option because it visits all of the highlights and use routes that avoid sidewalks with steps. Best of Accessible Rome Cruise Excursion from Sage Traveling
This handicap accessible Naples tour is easy for disabled tourists. Herculaneum disabled access is MUCH better than Pompeii disabled access and makes for an easy visit to the historical ruins buried in the 79 AD eruption. Contact Sage Traveling to book your accessible tour. Naples & Herculaneum Handicap Driving Tour from Sage Traveling
Our accessible travel experts take care of everything so that you can make the most of your accessible holiday in Athens. We handle all of the reservations you need in Athens including accessible hotel accommodation, accessible tours, and accessible transportation. Athens Accessible Holiday Trip Planning from Sage Traveling
This accessible Athens private guided tour is the most popular accessible walking tour that we offer. This private tour is led by a professionally-licensed tour guide who can push manual wheelchair users up the hills and over the cobblestones. It visits all of the main attractions on top of and surrounding the Acropolis. Accessible Athens […]
Here are accessible 13 night Mediterranean cruise in 2014.The cruise will be on the Celebrity Equinox, which consistently gets rave reviews from passengers. It has 10 restaurants (from French to Asian-fusion), 18 shopping venues, and 13 bars and lounges
The accessible Kusadasi cruise port presents very few obstacles to disabled cruise passengers. Wheelchair users have step-free access to pass through the cruise terminal and begin their shore excursion. Kusadasi Cruise Port Disabled Access Review from Sage Traveling
The Panoramic Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Tour is the most accessible tour we offer. On this Istanbul wheelchair accessible tour, disabled visitors will be able to avoid the cobblestones and hills in Istanbul. Contact us today for details! Panoramic Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Tour from Sage Traveling
Are you in a mood to experience small towns in Tuscany? San Gimignano & Siena Disabled Accessible Tour is for you. Two of Tuscany’s most photographed cities are on this tour: San Gimignano and all of its towers plus the town of Siena, home to the famous seashell shaped Piazza del Campo. San Gimignano & […]
A unique presentation showcasing the highlights of Mykonos accessible tour by John Sage. This Mykonos accessible guided tour uses a wheelchair accessible van to visit several different areas of the beautiful island of Mykonos. Highlights of Mykonos Accessible Tour from Sage Traveling
Hello Donna, I am writing to you to advise that my Parents – Alexander & Irene have just returned from Istanbul and would like to pass on their sincere thanks for the wonderful tour they had in Istanbul that you arranged for them on Friday, 17th August 2012. My father Alexander is in the wheelchair and he […]
I would like to comment on what an excellent 2 trips we had in Rome. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained things well. He gave over and above what we expected. Thank you. -Susan (Father is in a wheelchair. They took the group accessible walking tour of the Forum and Colosseum and the private […]
Dear Donna, Let me thank all you guys at Sage travels. I got my scooter in Berlin. It was a brand new Orion. It took me all over Berlin on the S bahn and the buses plus the pavements. Not a niggle from the machine. Please thank the local supplier as well. Keep it up. […]
Jennifer, I wanted to thank you! We had an amazing trip. Everything went as planned and we are so grateful to have had such engaging and knowledgeable tour guides. They were all fantastic but Patricia in particular was exceptionally gifted and myself and the girls will remember the fascination and understanding she brought to […]
Dear John and Donna: David and I would like to say a BIG, “Thank You” for all of your help in regards to our trip to Italy. We had a fabulous time and we would love to use your Travel Services in the future to other cities in Europe. Rome was our first stop and the hotel you recommended […]
Jennifer,Best family vacation EVER!We certainly couldn’t have done this without you and Sage Travel’. You were our best decision by far. We have endless stories (good, bad, & very funny), the memories of this trip will be a life time of joy and happiness!Your agency delivered us a 10+ vacation. From start to finish… […]
Margaret from the UK describes how the Istanbul Accessibility Guide and Venice Accessibility Guide helped on her trip. The Accessibility Guides are provided as part of our Istanbul Accessible Travel Packages and Venice Accessible Travel Packages. I am a wheelchair user and have just returned with my husband from a cruise which started in Istanbul and […]
Donna and John, I have been meaning to write to you to thank you for helping us to arrange the wonderful trip to Paris. It has been a busy summer since we got back. The trip was fantastic. Everything went so well it was quite remarkable. The Accessibility Guide is the most valuable travel document I […]
Florence handicapped accessible tours are available both as walking tours and museum tours. All tours are accessible to manual wheelchair users, electric wheelchair users, and mobility scooters. Tour guides are familiar with the needs of disabled tourists and eager to show you their fascinating city! Accessible Group Walking Tour of Florence City Centre – 9:30 […]
Sage Traveling partners with local guides to design and promote accessible tours in Venice. All of our tours are accessible for visitors who use manual wheelchairs, motorized wheelchairs, or mobility scooters. Tour guides are used to working with disabled visitors and are familiar with the needs of the disabled. View all accessible tours in Venice
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When your travel itenerary while in Italy includes Tuscany and Florence, transportation will be needed to either get to these cities or see others. While some choose the trains, I suggest these for the larger cities and opting for Florence wheelchair accessible vans. It will allow you to escape the crowds, gaining a more personalized experience […]
Disabled visitors to Rome have a variety of accessible Rome tours to choose from. Many of the accessible tours visit the same tourist attractions, and you may not want to duplicate attractions. If you want to just take a single accessible Rome tour, you’ll want to take one that visits all of the major tourist […]
This wheelchair accessible hotel is located in one of the most wheelchair friendly neighborhoods in Rome. Although the streets immediately surrounding this hotel have mild cobblestones, the sidewalks are smooth with curb cuts at the street intersections, and there are no hills. There is another nearby wheelchair accessible hotel near the Vatican that does not have cobblestones […]
The best wheelchair accessible hotels in Rome have several characteristics in common: excellent accessibility features, nearby accessible restaurants and shopping, and a central location. With those criteria, this is definitely one of the best wheelchair accessible Rome hotels. The Trevi Fountain is only 1 block away from this 4 star hotel, and the Spanish Steps are only a […]
Venice Disabled Access – Venice is one of the most popular destinations in the world, yet few disabled tourists tackle it because of the intimidating bridges throughout the city. While there are hundreds of bridges connecting the islands throughout the city, disabled tourists can avoid them if they understand how the city is laid out. Several […]
This hotel is one of two Venice accessible hotels that are located near several accessible restaurants that line the Grand Canal and have a great view of the Rialto Bridge. Although the neighborhood is not very large, the numerous accessible restaurants make this a great neighborhood for disabled visitors to Venice to stay in. This accessible accommodation […]
This 4 star hotel is one of the easiest for disabled guests to reach from the airport. The wheelchair accessible Alilaguna boats travel from Venice’s Marco Polo airport to the Zaterre dock. There are no bridges between the Zaterre dock and this hotel. This hotel is an excellent Venice disabled hotel for families because both of the […]
Of all the disabled hotels in Venice, this hotel has the most convenient location for disabled travelers. It is located next to the main San Marco vaparetto stop, and the San Marco Basilica and the Doge’s Palace can be reached from this hotel without having to go up or down steps. Another wheelchair accessible hotel in […]
This 3 star Wheelchair Accessible Hotel in Venice is located in the same neighborhood as the train station and can be reached without traveling over any of the Venice bridges. Electric wheelchair users and mobility scooter users in particular may appreciate the location. It’s cheaper than other accessible hotels in Venice, so if budget is your primary […]
This Venice wheelchair accessible hotel is the only one of our recommended hotels not located on the Grand Canal or in St. Mark’s Neighborhood. While that means it takes an extra 20 minutes to get to the popular sightseeing areas in Venice, it also means that this area has no large crowds of tourists. It is also […]
Istanbul Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips – Istanbul has noticeably more accessibility challenges than many popular tourist destinations in Europe. From cobblestones to hills to steep ramps, wheelchair travelers to Istanbul are likely to encounter challenges on their trip. The 9 Accessible Travel Tips for Istanbul Turkey below will help minimize the challenging experiences while in Istanbul. 1. Double […]
Disabled access in Istanbul is the result of the long history of the city, the topography, and the current building codes. People have been living in this location for over 2500 years, and many streets and buildings date back several centuries long before there were building codes for disabled access in Istanbul. Accessible tram runs though center […]
Vatican wheelchair access at St. Peter’s Basilica is possible by a combination of wheelchair ramps and elevators. There is a wheelchair ramp near the metal detectors, an elevator near the gift shop, and a wheelchair ramp in the portico leading up into the church. The excavations (scavi) are underneath the main altar and are not […]
Sistine Chapel Disabled Access at the Vatican – Visiting Vatican City in a wheelchair consists of two parts: 1) visiting the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel and 2) visiting the St. Peter’s Basilica. The two parts are not connected by step-free access so wheelchair visitors will need to take a 0.6 mile (1.0 […]
Handicapped access to the Roman Forum has improved in the past few years with the installation of an elevator at the entrance. Previously, you had to take a steep ramp down a couple of stories from the street level to the Roman Forum ruins. Now handicapped access is easily provided by asking a staff member […]
Rome Colosseum disabled access is provided by a step-free main entrance, a flat smooth interior, and an elevator to the upper level. Some parts of the interior have steps, and there are cobblestones with 3 star smoothness outside the entrance. Disabled access at Rome’s Colosseum is better than at the nearby Roman Forum and Palatine […]
Venice Doge’s Palace Wheelchair Access – The Doge’s Palace is our favorite tourist attraction in Venice. The art is magnificent and the audioguide does an excellent job of explaining the history of Venice as it unfolded here. Disabled visitors to Venice should make it a priority during their stay. Wheelchair access at Venice Doge’s Palace […]
Accessible travel in Italy can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be. While Italy presents numerous accessibility challenges, there is almost always something you can do to make it work. Before your trip, educate yourself about the accessibility challenges you will encounter, and you’ll have a much easier trip with your focus on enjoying […]
Disabled access in Italy presents numerous challenges for visitors including cobblestones, ancient ruins, hills, and a few accessible public transportation options. Nevertheless, visiting Italy with a disability is absolutely doable provided you do the right planning before your trip. Italy disabled access varies from city to city, and different challenges exist in different cities. Some […]
Wheelchair Accessible Travel in Venice – Venice is one of the most unique cities in the world, and also one of the most challenging for disabled tourists to figure out how to get around. These 11 Venice wheelchair accessible travel tips should make it a little easier for you. 1. Don’t buy the vaparetto pass – Most […]
I recently received this question about visiting Venice with multiple sclerosis and a mobility scooter. I thought my response would be helpful to share Her Question: My husband has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS. My hope is that this diagnosis will not bring an end to our travels. We had planned […]
Found out this week that Sage Traveling will be mentioned in Rick Steves’ 2012 Europe through the Back Door book! Very exciting news for Sage Traveling!
Versailles Palace is one of the top wheelchair accessible tourist attractions in Paris. A visit takes a full day counting time to travel there. Wheelchair access at Versailles is provided by ramps into the 3 buildings and an elevator in the main palace building. The gardens are step-free and accessible to wheelchairs. Wheelchair accessible travel […]
With its ancient Roman ruins, spectacular renaissance art, and fabulous Italian dining, Rome is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. There are several challenges that disabled travelers will encounter in Rome including uneven ground in the Roman ruins, cobblestones on the streets, and few accessible transportation options. Although Rome disable access is […]
The Europe Disabled Travel Agents at Sage traveling provide custom accessible holidays for disabled and senior travelers to Europe. Handicapped visitors to Europe can encounter challenges on their vacation, but nearly all of them can be avoided or overcome if you have the proper information. The Europe disabled travel agents at Sage Traveling provide our clients […]
The topography, building codes, and long history of Istanbul have all contributed to Istanbul disabled access. Many buildings throughout the city that house tourist attractions and hotels date back decades and even centuries. While the hills in Istanbul provided easy defense to Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman civilizations over the centuries, the hills can make getting […]
Europe can be challenging for travelers with disabilities but not if you know what you’re doing. To figure out the tricks for disabled travel in Europe, you can either travel there numerous times or you can receive these 101 Essential Disabled Travel Tips for free! These disabled travel tips go far beyond the normal disabled […]
Which Paris Museums are accessible? Is the main entrance accessible or do you need to find a side entrance? How much of the exhibits are step-free? Find the answers here.
When choosing one of the Paris wheelchair accessible hotels, you should give strong consideration to the location of the hotel. Disabled tourists will benefit greatly by staying in the correct areas of the city. The best parts of the city for Paris wheelchair accessible hotels have nearby tourist attractions, restaurants, and public transportation options. One […]
This 28-room boutique hotel is one of my top recommendations for disabled hotels in the Paris Left Bank. It has a single disabled hotel room on the ground floor with a roll-in shower for wheelchair users. There is a small chair that can be used in the roll-in shower, and there are grab bars near […]
Finding Left Bank accessible hotels in Paris takes some effort. Most hotels are housed in buildings with neo-Classical architecture in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Because these buildings were built before considerations about access for people with disabilities and before building codes, most are not accessible to wheelchair users. Most of these buildings have […]
There are only a few hotels in the center of Paris that have roll-in showers. I visited 14 of them and have provided pictures below.
These 14 wheelchair accessible hotels are located in the center of Paris. I have provided pictures of the roll-in showers and the entrance to the building. The Louvre and Notre Dame are nearby.
I have updated several pages on accessible hotels in Athens. You can find them at the following links: https://www.sagetraveling.com/Hotel-Grande-Bretagne-Wheelchair-Accessibility https://www.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-at-the-President-Hotel-in-Athens https://www.sagetraveling.com/Athens-Hotel-21 https://www.sagetraveling.com/Athens-Hilton-Disabled-Access https://www.sagetraveling.com/St-George-Lycabettus-Hotel-Accessibility https://www.sagetraveling.com/Wheelchair-Accessibility-at-Melia-Athens-Hotel
I just got back from visiting Paris in my wheelchair and will post all my accessibility pictures and information this weekend. Merci!
I have added a new page about visiting Paris in a wheelchair. On it you will find all sorts of wheelchair accessibility information for tourists going to Paris. https://www.sagetraveling.com/Paris-Wheelchair-Tourist
I have added a page on Accessible Travel in Paris https://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Travel-Paris
There are several options for accessible travel to Paris. You can fly into Charles de Gaulle Airport or take a train to one of the train stations. Once you get there you will find some accessible tourist attractions and some that are not accessible. I have posted new accessibility information here: https://www.sagetraveling.com/Getting-To-Paris https://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Paris-Tourist-Sights
I have added several pages on Athens accessible travel. https://www.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-in-Athens – Main Page https://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Travel-to-Athens https://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Transportation-in-Athens https://www.sagetraveling.com/Handicapped-Accessible-Athens-Tourist-Attractions https://www.sagetraveling.com/Handicapped-Access-at-the-Athens-National-Archaeological-Museum https://www.sagetraveling.com/Ancient-Agora-Wheelchair-Access https://www.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-at-the-Acropolis https://www.sagetraveling.com/New-Acropolis-Museum-Wheelchair-Access https://www.sagetraveling.com/Wheelchair-Access-at-the-Temple-of-Olympian-Zeus https://www.sagetraveling.com/Wheelchair-Access-at-Benaki-Museum-of-Greek-History-and-Culture https://www.sagetraveling.com/Museum-of-Cycladic-Art-Wheelchair-Accessibility https://www.sagetraveling.com/Wheelchair-Access-Byzantine-and-Christian-Museum
There are several important items to consider when choosing a travel agent when you have a mobility issue. Many travel agencies say that they are accessible travel agencies when all they do is find a disabled hotel room and a taxi from the airport.
Advice on visiting Paris in a wheelchair by John Sage. Includes descriptions of the tourist sights, hotels, busses, and Metro.
Advice on visiting Florence in a wheelchair by John Sage. Includes descriptions of the tourist sights, hotels, the always-fun cobblestones, and more.
There are several options for accessible transportation in Istanbul. I have written about wheelchair accessibility on Istanbul busses, trams, subway lines, and taxis on my website: https://www.sagetraveling.com/Accessible-Travel-in-Istanbul
Topkapi Palace is generally wheelchair accessible but presents some challenges. I have written about them and provided pictures at the following page: https://www.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-at-Istanbul-Topkapi-Palace
I’m going to watch the Tour de France in July in a wheelchair. Anyone have any suggestions about how early I need to get out there to get a spot where I can see? I’ll be sure to post pictures and advice when I get back from my trip.
I’ve updated the pronunciation on my German page: www.sagetraveling.com/German-Accessibility-Phrases
I updated my page on wheelchair accessible train travel. Check it out!
I created the pages for disabled access at the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. I will be adding the pictures to these pages soon. https://www.sagetraveling.com/Disabled-Access-at-the-Hagia-Sophia/ https://www.sagetraveling.com/Wheelchair-Access-at-the-Blue-Mosque/
Hey everyone, I just got back yesterday from my trip to Athens, Santorini, and Istanbul. I got lots of pictures on wheelchair accessibility and did lots of disabled travel research. I’ll start posting things to the website this weekend.
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Hi everyone, I updated my page on accessible hotels in Paris. These five hotels are located in the middle of the city and near the tourist sights: www.sagetraveling.com/accessible-paris-hotels